The Newton Fire Department provides Fire Marshal services for the City of Newton. They direct and oversees all code enforcement and fire prevention programs; direct and completes all fire investigations to include fire cause and arson prosecution efforts, and are responsible for conducting public education programs.
Commercial Property Inspections are completed during construction and on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with national codes and standards.
Knox Box Program
The City of Newton requires the installation of a Knox Box Key Control System on new construction and major remodeling or change in occupant projects. The Knox Box Program is explained in this Knox Box Guide.
- To purchase a Knox Box follow the step by step directions here: Knox Box Program Purchase Instructions
Commercial Property Inspections
There are over an estimated 350 commercial properties (businesses) in Newton. The Newton Fire Department conducts approximately 120 commercial inspections each year.
Below are two parts from the City of Newton Fire Marshal’s office "Handbook for Building / Fire Code Policies and Guidelines". These documents outline inspection and testing procedures along with certification requirements for the City of Newton.
All inspections and requirements are included in the Part II: New Construction Inspections and Acceptance Testing Procedures. Certifications required to be submitted as part of the inspection process can be found in the "Part 111" section. Download the forms that pertain to your building here: Part III - Certifications - Newton 2019
The Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for the investigation of fires to determine the cause and origin.
Fire Prevention Programs
The Fire Marshal conducts fire prevention classes throughout the year. These include fire extinguisher classes, classes on fire safety and the SAFE House Program.
Public Education & Fire Prevention Programs
In October of every year, the Newton Fire Department conducts the SAFE House Program to all 3rd-grade classes in Newton. The department also conducts tours and educational classes to several other elementary grades and pre-school age children.
Below are some activity pages for children related to fire safety...
For more fun games and activities offered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), visit the NFPA Safety Info For Kids website.